I have been following Local Record label Parks and Records for some time. Thus it is with great excitement that I bring you this interview from Local SF Band Silian Rail.
article by: Stefan Aronsen I have been working on BUZZ for approx 1 year. You have your Songs, Music and CD. I have my Ideas, Survival Tips, and Survival Guide. I am practicing the the 5 P’s of survival so I know they work. So when I tell you to Plan, Personify, Promote, Plug-in and [...]
article by: Stefan Aronsen The 5 P’s of survival are Plan, Personify, Promote, Plug-in and Play. In January I gave you the first two survival tips of Plan. Today I give you #3 and #4. 3. KNOW WHO YOU ARE BEFORE YOU TELL OTHERS WHO THEY ARE: Does it annoy you when others tell you [...]
photo and article by: Stefan – SF Intercom I received 11 new e-mails in 7 days and none of them were specifically addressed to me. STOP SENDING ME INVITES… IT MAKES ME WANT TO HATE YOU! There is a reason myspace has an option allowing fans to block bands from adding them. Yes! Your stupid show [...]
photo and review by: Stefan – SF Intercom Noise Pop has come and gone. Industry noise was a pleasant day with a lot of speakers. I took notes so that you wouldn’t have to. Industry noise is a collection of industry professionals that get together once a year to talk about trends in the music industry. [...]
video & article by: Ian Tuttle Lessons from The Yellow Dress — Front Man Dan Weiss on How to Make it as an Indie Band FIRST: The Yellow Dress will be performing next on March 29th at the Knockout with Tempo No Tempo and World’s Greatest Ghosts Second, in this interview Dan Weiss shares insights, [...]
photo and review by: Stefan – SF Intercom I didn’t like this campaign to start with… Now I hate it! AND… I’ll think of it every time something bad happens. Diesel might be my new “munson.” (Kingpin Joke) Noise pop sponsored a happy hour event at Benders with Har Mar. Awesome! Catch: You must have a [...]
photo & review by: Stefan – SF Intercom The Academy of Science is 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and… Indie Bands?! (all under one roof?!) Last night Noise pop held their kick off party at the Academy of Science. The California Academy of Science is breath [...]
photo by: Boy in The Bubble
review by: Stefan – SF Intercom
Do CDs have a future? What is the record industry going to look like in the coming years? Can you still make money selling CDs? What is the next big trend?
Photo by: Stefan Aronsen Article by: Stefan Aronsen In life… there are a lot of things you can control. Anxiety is not one of them. I started this article feeling a little deflated and overwhelmed… Then realized there is a lesson in it. I’ve spent my life specializing in graphic design. I take a lot [...]
A brilliant, young, affordable media attorney offers his take on the costs and benefits of creating business entities.
Photo & Article by: Stefan Aronsen Monday night is not the best night for social in the mission. In my opinion there is only one place to go: Amnesia for Bluegrass. Well that is all changing. Last night I was walking from Gestalt towards Amnesia. I was with my friend TJ, we were starving and most [...]
Photo & Article by: Stefan Aronsen DEAR pink house rEcords, It is with great excitement that I have discovered your 20 track cd. One does not generally find such listening pleasure on a rack designed for visual pleasures. Sincerely, Stefan I spend a lot of time at Atlas Cafe, my art studio is barely a rock [...]
Photo & Article by: Stefan Aronsen I’m sort of addicted to Facebook, ok… really addicted! I may or may not be on it every day! However I’m not so nerdy that I have more friends on Facebook than I have in real life and I don’t use Facebook as my Friday night social. (ok, I did [...]
Article & Photo by Ian Tuttle. Makeout Room / January 17, 2010 Devotionals opens with a lone guitarist, Tyson Vogel, sitting with feet curled one on top of the other, guitar cradled in his lap, glass of whisky by his feet. Untrimmed strings sway from the neck of his acoustic guitar. The music begins. Rich [...]
Article by Ian Stahl. Photo courtesy of Steve Jennings for Mix Magazine. The first of a three part series on how to use your gear and your hands to do that ever-elusive thing that all musicians crave: SOUND GOOD.
I was at a local show recently featuring some young up-and-coming bands. Being the geeky musician that I am, [...]